Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week, we're talking about the books we look at in our to-be-read lists and can't seem to recall how they ended up there. My list won't be strictly like that, as I usually have pretty good recall of why I added a book to my list, but I'm going to talk about books that I remember adding, but am not quite sure why I thought I was going to like them. Hopefully when I get to them, I find out that past me had good taste!

The Long and Faraway Gone: This was on sale for the Kindle, and sounds like it's a mystery that centers on two people looking for revenge and also for ways inside each other's pants, which does not sound like the kind of thing that will speak to me.

Wild: I definitely know why I added this, it was everywhere a couple years ago and Reese Witherspoon made the movie. But I have come to understand that I really don't tend to like outdoors-y memoirs, so I have doubts that this is going to work for me.

The Hundred Year Flood: This was a Kindle First Reads selection, I believe, which I have not had a ton of luck with. It's also described as "dreamlike", which is often book-description-ese for "doesn't have a plot" and that can be a tricky one to pull off.

Emmy & Oliver: This sounds like a sweet, harmless YA romance. I don't actually like YA romance, though.

The Legend of Sheba: I have gotten to the point where I would generally rather read well-told nonfiction history than historical fiction. I've also soured a bit on Biblical fiction.

Bookends: I can be down for some entertaining fluff, but it's something I tend to be picky about because I don't like it to be too fluffy and a lot of "chick lit" is, so here's hoping this one hits the mark.

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: I should really just avoid books that are supposed to be funny because chances are high I will not find them amusing.

Daughter of Sand and Stone: Ancient history-type books that want me to believe in their plucky heroine bucking gender expectations annoy me more often than not unless the character work is REALLY good.

Order of Seven: Female-centered YA paranormal adventure probably sounded entertaining when I bought it on sale and just sounds exhausting now.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: When a book is described as "darkly comic", that as often as not means "edgy" humor of the sort I don't actually tend to find very funny.


  1. I haven't read any of these, but a couple of them are on my TBR list, too. I hope we enjoy them when we get to them!

    Happy TTT!

  2. Great list! There are some lovely looking covers there!
    My TTT is here https://bookloverssanctuary.com/2020/06/09/top-ten-tuesday-books-ive-added-to-my-tbr-and-forgotten-why-i-havent-read-them-yet/

    1. I'm pretty sure covers tempted me into some of them!

  3. Yeah, I have the same reaction to "darkly comic" stories.

    My TTT .

    1. Right? It's as likely as not just cringe